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wafl.com.au Team and Player of Round 20

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:58 AM - by Chris Pike

SUBIACO, South Fremantle, Claremont and East Perth all won big in Round 20 of the WAFL on Saturday leading to a couple of five-goal individual hauls but there were plenty of other standout performances as well particularly from big men.

All four WAFL Round 20 matches took place on Saturday afternoon with Subiaco making it 17 straight wins beating Swan Districts 11.17 (83) to 8.6 (54) at Leederville Oval with Liam Ryan kicking five goals.

South Fremantle made it seven straight wins beating East Fremantle 22.9 (141) to 15.6 (96) at Fremantle Community Bank Oval with Mason Shaw booting four goals.

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International Rules clash to farewell Domain Stadium

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Domain Stadium will host AFL’s biggest names when the International Rules match is played against Ireland on November 18, in what will be the last ever AFL event at the oval.

The AFL announced the two-test series today with the opening clash set to take place a week earlier in Adelaide on November 12.

Fremantle Dockers coach Ross Lyon, who will take on the role of assistant coach to Geelong’s Chris Scott, said it is a fitting farewell for Domain Stadium before football moves to the new Perth Stadium.

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 20

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:05 AM

In Round 20 of the WAFL Colts competition Perth and Claremont battled it out at Lathlain Park in what was a surprisingly close contest which resulted in a one-point win to the Tigers. In another surprising clash South Fremantle defeated ladder-leaders East Fremantle by 18 points in the Fremantle Derby, Swan Districts claimed a 14-point victory over Subiaco and East Perth brought home a comfortable 94-point win to West Perth. 

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Coastal Titans through to WAWFL Grand Final

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Coastal Titans have set their sights on a record eighth Mundella WA Women’s Football League Premiership after progressing to the Grand Final with a narrow win over reigning Premiers Swan Districts.

Coastal Titans 5.10 (40) defeated Swan Districts 5.5 (35) in the 2nd Semi Final to book their place in the Grand Final on Sunday, August 20.

Aimee Schmidt, pictured, and Jacqueline Toth kicked two goals each for Coastal Titans while Dana Hooker added one.

Swan Districts were lead by two goals each from Stephanie Cain and Ashley Sharp and a single from Kellie Gibson.

Swan Districts have a second chance in the Preliminary Final this Sunday, August 13, against East Fremantle, who eliminated Claremont with a convincing win in the 1st Semi Final.

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Be part of history at Domain Stadium’s last WAFL Grand Final

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The West Australian Football Commission is calling on all football fans to be part of history when the last ever WAFL Grand Final at Domain Stadium is held this September with half price tickets, free entry for kids and a special tribute to WA Football’s legends.

The WAFC has confirmed the historic game will be played at 2.50pm on Sunday, September 24 with a range of initiatives planned to celebrate the occasion.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

A pre-game parade is planned to feature WA Football Hall of Fame inductees, 200 Club members, past Sandover and Simpson Medallists, and members of the 1977 State of Origin team to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their win over Victoria.

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WAFL Round 20 match reports

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 11:29 AM - by Chris Pike

SUBIACO made it 17 straight wins and South Fremantle seven in-a-row while East Perth and Claremont recorded near triple-figure thumpings as the battle over fifth position reaches fever pitch.

All four Round 20 WAFL matches took place on Saturday afternoon with Subiaco and South Fremantle continuing their winning ways even though first and second position on the WAFL ladder is secured for both clubs with three weeks of the home and away season remaining.

But it's lower down in the top five where things are getting really interesting. East Perth moved into fifth with a big win over West Perth while Claremont also kept its finals hopes alive with the thrashing of Perth.

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WAFC Media Statement on Umpiring

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The West Australian Football Commission wishes to clarify that steps being taken to review umpiring, as outlined in The West Australian newspaper on August 4, are part of a planned and pro-active approach stemming from recommendations in the Structural Review of Football, which highlights the importance of umpires to our game.

WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said the umpire survey, engagement and consultancy work being undertaken would ensure there is a clear understanding of opportunities for improvement so that strategies to engage, retain and develop WA umpires at all levels can continue to be enhanced.

“We want to ensure that more than 2500 umpires who are critical to our game in WA are provided with the right support, coaching and and game day environments to undertake the important work they do,” Mr Taylor said.

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Mundella Women's finals kicking off

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:23 PM

The Mundella WA Women's Football League finals get underway this weekend with League, Reserves and Rogers Cup semi-finals being played on Sunday, August 6.

In what is the 30th year of the WAWFL, clubs will be competing across three weeks of finals, culminating with the Grand FInal for each grade on Sunday, August 20. 

 All 9 clubs have been represented with a team in each grade for the first time this season, with Claremont set to participate in League finals for the first time after finishing in the top four.

Sunday, August 6

Semi Finals 1st v 2nd - Claremont Oval

2pm League – Coastal Titans v Swan Districts 

12pm Reserves – Coastal Titans v Swan Districts

10.30am Rogers Cup – Swan Districts v South Fremantle 

Semi Finals 3rd v 4th - East Fremantle Oval

2pm League – East Fremantle v Claremont

12pm Reserves –  East Fremantle v v South Fremantle 

10.30am Rogers Cup – Claremont v Peel Thunder

Sunday, August 14

Preliminary Final 

Sunday, August 20

Grand Final 


WAFL Round 20 teams and previews

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:05 PM

THE last month of 2017 WAFL season gets underway with Round 20 on Saturday with West Perth and East Perth fighting over fifth position, Swan Districts and East Fremantle trying to end the winning runs of the top teams and Claremont in a must-win situation.

That sets the scene for four crucial matches on Saturday as part of Round 20 with the stakes getting increasingly higher the closer to the end of the season we get.

Subiaco will host Swan Districts at Leederville Oval with the Lions looking for a 17th consecutive victory. But the chance is there for Swans to end that winning run but more importantly move into third position themselves if they can get over the line.

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WAFL Round 19 Marks and Goals

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Mark and reiwa.com Goal for Round 19 in the videos below.

Don't forget to cast your vote now using the WAFL App. The app can be downloaded from the Play Store for Android devices and the App Store for iPhones.

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Switch to Bulldogs Saunders' best move as he approaches 100

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:32 PM - by Chris Pike

KICKING bags of goals and doing the spectacular has always come naturally to Ben Saunders and while he is still more than capable, as he approaches his 100th WAFL game it's doing the team things with the aim of the ultimate success that is now motivating him.

The Mt Barker native began his career at Claremont coming through the ranks as a supremely talented goalkicker capable of kicking big bags, kicking the impossible goals and taking spectacular marks.

The only problem was he was trying to break in to begin his league career at the wrong time at Claremont. 

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#WAFooty Thursday Trivia

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Think you know your football? Test your footy knowledge and take our weekly #WAFooty quizzes!

If you know all there is to know about football, you'll love these short quizzes.

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Students get footy tips from Nic Nat

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 3:20 PM

More than 1,200 students from diverse backgrounds participated in the West Australian Football Commission’s (WAFC) AFL Multicultural Gala Day on Monday, July 31, where they got to meet special guests from the West Coast Eagles, including AFL Multicultural Ambassador Nic Naitanui.

Students from Years 4-6 took part in a number of football skill workshops in carnivals held in three locations across the metropolitan area including North Beach, Thornlie and Kardinya.

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Footy returns to the WACA

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 3:10 PM

More than 3,000 Auskickers, parents and coaches converged on the iconic WACA Ground for the WA Football Commission’s inaugural Auskick Festival on Sunday, July 30.

The event, delivered in partnership with the WACA, saw 44 Auskick teams participate in a series of NAB AFL Auskick games and T20 Blast activations, with ‘having a go’ being the common theme of the day.

Initially developed by WAFC Development staff and WACA Regional staff, the event aimed to promote NAB AFL Auskick and support the transition between Year 2 Auskick and the WAFC Year 3s competition.

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wafl.com.au Team and Player of Round 19

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:00 AM - by Chris Pike

SOME wet weather greeted Saturday's Round 19 WAFL action but there were again some outstanding performers with a host of Subiaco and South Fremantle starring as the top two teams continued winning streaks and veteran midfielder Matt Riggio led Swan Districts to a crucial win.

All four Round 19 WAFL matches took place on Saturday afternoon with Swan Districts finishing strongly to close in on third position with an 11.6 (72) to 8.8 (56) win over Peel Thunder at Steel Blue Oval. Matt Riggio starred with 29 possessions.

South Fremantle won its sixth straight match and beat West Perth for a sixth consecutive time with a 20.6 (126) to 11.13 (79) victory at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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